Andrei Serban studied at the Theatre Institute in Romania. At La MaMa Experimental Theatre Center, he directed Fragments of a Greek Trilogy, which won several Obie and international awards and has been performed at more than 20 international festivals. He worked with Peter Brook at Brook's International Theatre Institute in both Paris and Persepolis. At New York's Lincoln Center he directed Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, the latter of which won a Tony Award for Best Revival. He has directed at the Public Theatre, Yale Repertory, the Guthrie, Circle in the Square, Delacorte, San Francisco's A.C.T., the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, the Royal National Theatre in London, Schauspielhaus Bochum, and the Comedie Francaise in Paris, among others. He acted as general director of the Romanian National Theatre and has staged opera productions all over the world.